Gingerbread said to be coming to the Motorola DROID X, DROID Pro and DROID 2/Global
Those who just bought or are planning on buying the Motorola DROID X2 have no worries as the manufacturer has already announced that the phone will be getting Gingerbread. But those still clinging to their original Motorola DROID will seemingly be stuck with Android 2.2 as Time Magazine's 2009 Gadget of the Year just doesn't have the processing power to handle the newer version of the Android OS.
source: Motorola via AndroidCentral
Is Android 2.2 the end of the line for the Motorola DROID?
1. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
okay, that's good news however i'm not surprised that this is how it's going to be, what i want to know is when Motorola??? WHEN!?!
3. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2961; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Already have it on my Droid x not in a hurry since it runs so well
7. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
if you look at some of the video reviews of the Droid X2 with the new Droidblur Interface you'll see there are a few new widgets including a much needed bookmark widget and new gallery features that aren't in the leaked build.
15. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
*UPDATE* it appears that it's only the Droid X2's build that has the enhancements i specified.
4. Sniggly (Posts: 6920; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
For those like me who downloaded the leak, apparently we don't have the final build. Which is good, as there are a couple of bugs I uncovered which have probably been fixed.
I'm actually happy that Moto is taking the time to iron out bugs before releasing the update. I'm going to check and see if I can download the final build when it's released. In the meantime, Gingerblur has still been a revolutionary experience.
5. OGmotoDROID (unregistered)
Well I guess its a good thing I installed a gingerbread based rom over a month ago on my original Droid. Also been running it at 1.1ghz for over a year. Seriously, I've never owned a gadget with a longer shelflife than this phone.
6. coria791 (Posts: 21; Member since: 12 Jun 2010)
What about the DRIOD 1 when is an update coming to that phone
8. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
it would seem the beloved original Droid has reached the end of the ride..sorry guy. two year contract should be up, take a look at the Droid 3. it looks like a good upgrade.
9. SSboarder714 (unregistered)
"But those still clinging to their original Motorola DROID will seemingly be stuck with Android 2.2 as Time Magazine's 2009 Gadget of the Year just doesn't have the processing power to handle the newer version of the Android OS."
Really MOTO/Verizon? I've been running 2.3 on my original DROID for months now, AND ITS UNDERCLOCKED TO 500MHz!!! It's not the processor, its the bloatware they put into their builds.
10. SomeGuy (unregistered)
It seems like I read an article every couple of weeks saying that 2.3 is going to be out soon. WTH?
11. koolaid (unregistered)
okay. I have a droid x, and im on a consignment line so i cant root my phone to put gingerbread on it. when exactly is this update comming because both on here and on android forum the droid x and others in the series were suppose to get the update now 10 days ago. so WTF motorola!!! being that my phone is a consignment line can i root it? or im i asking for trouble? since technically i dont own the phone?
12. ExpressWireless (unregistered)
What about the droid incredible?
14. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
all of these phones run the same version of Blur which seems to get updates MUCH quicker than the traditional version of Blur on the Atrix, you'll get it eventually just wait and see.